Jan 18, 2012

GIVEAWAY!! Sugarlicious sneak peek and all about cookie pops



UPDATE: Congratulations to Christina, Amber, Julie and Amanda!! (I have one more winner, too, so I'll add her name as soon as I hear back. If I don't, I'll draw another, but I'll give it a wee bit more time.)

Thank you everybody for your wonderful comments!! Now I'm going to add some melted chocolate to secure my sticks when they get loose (thanks Meg, Lady O, Mia and Deniece), and I imagine all the time and tray space I'd save just sticking the stick to the bag instead of the cookie (thanks Nicole). Dana, Wilton makes a cookie pop tray? How did I not know this?!?! And of course, bamboo skewers to make arranging easier (savemypants.com and CrisK). I even have a pack of those! And I saw those wooden sticks in the kids section at Michaels today, Danielle. Yep, no spinning. So smart. Krystal, totally agree! Love the slats idea, Barbie! And Yvonne, I test my oven temp, too. And always parchment! Shannon asked what cookie recipe works best. I'm personally partial to mine, naturally :). It's HERE.

And don't worry, there are more giveaways ahead, plenty more...

I'm back again with another giveaway to celebrate the almost-release of Sugarlicious!! (To learn more about the book, CLICK HERE.) This week I'm so excited to share with you the super sweet Prize Pack my publisher created, just for you. I'm not quite sure I can even articulate how surreal it is to see yourself in merchandise, by the way...

In addition to the little 16-page sneak peek booklet of Sugarlicious, they made these super fun prizes.


The Prize Pack includes:

an adorable apron

a hot pink oven mitt

a cutie spatula

a kitchen-friendly booklet with some recipes

some handy post-it notes for your Sugarlicious notes

And this week I'm giving away FIVE prize packs! 
(scroll to the end of this post for details)

Since these are baking tools, I thought this week we'd discuss a very important matter in the world of edible crafting: putting cookies on sticks. It's really not difficult at all, but there are a few variables that can turn something that should be quick and easy into a broken disaster.

(click the collage to go to the original posts)


how to make cookie pops

you will need:*
a good dough that holds its shape
cookie cutter
rolling pin
flour
lollipop or cookie sticks

*Choose a cookie cutter on the smaller side, up to 3-inches. Larger cookies can be unstable. A word about sticks: You should use "cookie sticks," available at the craft store. I (unofficially) use "lollipop sticks," also from the craft store, because they come in a greater variety of lengths--4-inch, 6-inch, 8-inch and 12-inch--and they have a narrower diameter. But the cookie sticks are made specifically for oven use. I've never had a problem with the lollipop sticks, but if you are concerned about safety, stick with the cookie sticks.

step one: Chill your cookie dough about two hours. It should be relatively easy to roll out, but it shouldn't be at all mushy. It should feel cold. Trust me, this will help immensely.



step two: Briefly knead a hunk of cookie dough. Don't overhandle it, or it will get tough, just knead it enough so there are no cracks, and roll it out on a floured surface. Roll the cookie dough 3/8-inch thick to accommodate the sticks. Note if using cookie sticks, which have a thicker diameter than lollipop sticks, you may even need to roll slightly thicker than 3/8-inch.




step three: Cut out the shape and insert the stick. Gently insert the stick into the bottom of the shape, centered in the cookie's thickness. The stick should fit securely in the cookie and not poke out the back or top.




step four: Bake your cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper until the edges are golden brown.




TIPS:
  • The cookies may need a few additional minutes of baking time, as they are rolled more thickly. I usually err on the side of over-baking to make sure they cook fully through the center.
  • Bake the cookies as soon as you fill a tray. When making cut-out cookies, I often cut out more quickly than I can bake my one-tray-at-a-time in the oven, so I keep the unbaked trays in fridge. While such a trick is handy for cookies, as chilled dough helps prevent spreading, I find that extra chilling of cookie pops results in sticks that slide out of the cookie. The cookies bake just fine, but the sticks tend to fall out. When baked immediately, the sticks stay securely in the cookie. 
  •  Non-spreading cookies are essential! Some factors that prevent spreading: Start with a reliable cookie dough. Use good quality baking trays lined with parchment paper. Make sure not to over-soften your butter. Chill the dough for about two hours before rolling and cutting out. I bake one tray at a time, in the middle of the oven. Make sure your oven is preheated and at an accurate temperature.


    now let's get to the GIVEAWAY!! 


    Have you ever made cookie pops? 
    What are your tips and tricks, if so??


    THE GIVEAWAY

    So this week I get to give FIVE of you the awesome Prize Pack,
    and I'm throwing in some cookie sticks, too!

    to ENTER to WIN:

    the sneak-peek thingamajig AND 
     the awesome Prize Pack that includes 
    an oven mitt, spatula, apron, recipe book, post-its AND 
    a pack of cookie sticks
    (reminder, the sneak peek is NOT the book itself which is available February 7th)

    leave a comment here before 
    Friday, January 20th, midnight, EST 


    (Sorry folks, funds are limited so I have to keep this US addresses only!)



      204 comments:

      1. Enter me please! =]

        ellafofella@gmail.com

        Ella,

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      2. I would LOVE to win these!! Enter me please! :D


        hattiesartin@yahoo.com

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      3. I love all of the cutie cookies and treats you make. I can always get tons of great ideas from reading your blog. Can't wait for the book to come out!

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      4. All the best for the release of Sugarlicious and thanks for hosting such beautiful giveaway!

        Unfortunately I have never tried cookie pops, this concept is very new to me but appeals a lot and I would like to make some very soon. Your blog is an inspiration!!!

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      5. I would LOVE to get your book and the rest of the prizes! I am just starting out my own baking journey and would love to have your book to "bake" through. Good luck on your book it looks amazing!

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      6. Love the owls on a stick...pick me pick me :)

        fuzzygreengnome@hotmail.com

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      7. I tried to make them once, but the sticks broke through and out. I am so glad you posted the tutorial. I know what I did wrong and I can make them correctly next time. I hope I win. Just love your blog!

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      8. I'd love to be entered in this giveaway. Thanks! Alyson

        alyson_a@hotmail.com

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      9. I love your blog. Your cookies look so delicious. I have never made cookie pops but plan to soon.

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      10. I actually started my cookie decorating with cookie pops and continue to make them. People love the cookie"arrangements" I make and |I love doing it!

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      11. I haven't made cookie pops yet, however I have used your sugar cookie recipe which I did not need to refrigerate it's my go to receipe I love it!! Thanks for all the great ideas. Best of luck to you!

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      12. Wow that is a great prize package, the book alone would be enough! Of course I want to win.

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      13. I LOVE the Sugarlicious items! Too cute! I'm an avid cakepop-maker, but have yet to try cookie pops. I think it's at the top of my things-to-try-next list!

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      14. I can't wait for the book's release! I think I'll be buying a copy for me and one for my niece that loves colorful, fun foods.

        Oh and if I win the prize package I'll probably keep that myself even though I'm a dude! lol

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      15. this would be awesome to have! Looking forward to the book! Please enter me!!

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      16. LOVE the swag- what a great prize pack, Thanks for the chance to win! I have made cookies pops before, a long, long time ago and the only tip I have is if you are in the unfortunate position of having the sticks slide out you can help hold them in place after the cookie is baked by adding a little chocolate (frosting would probably work too) to the stick as glue. It's not ideal but a quick fix.

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      17. First..the book..how EXCITING for you! Can't wait to see it! Second..I have made cookie pops, but since I have no tips of my own, I love yours!

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      18. this looks amazing! i love your stuff and this is a great giveaway. keep up the awesome cookies!

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      19. What a wonderful way to makes some yummiest with my 3 little honeys! Just scrumptious looking!

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      20. Oops..sorry i didn't leave my email! krld1990@gmail.com

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      21. I love cookie pops. The first bunch I made were for my grandma's birthday. I made flowers and on each one I put a different name people call her, mom, sister, grandma, great grandma, aunt, friend etc. they were a huge hit

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      22. Great idea!!

        marisaeb AT gmail.com

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      23. I have never made cookie pops but yours are so cute!

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      24. I have made twisted lollipop sugar cookies on a stick and frosted sugar cookies for my daughter's classroom and I was surprised the kids snatched up the unfrosted lollipops over the frosted cookies without a stick.

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      25. I'm excited for your book and love following your post.. would love to win your give away!

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      26. I have been wanting to try cookie pops. Count me in!

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      27. Congratulations on the (almost) release of your book. I would really love to win these. Thanks

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      28. This is such an amazing giveaway, I would love to win! All of your cookie pops look fabulous, you have done a wonderful job! I have made cookie pops before and they are so much fun for little kids, something about a cookie on a stick is just way more fun than a cookie on a plate! Have a Sweet Week:)
        cfox75@gmail.com

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      29. I have made cookies on a stick before but really appreciate your information on not making them spread. You have some excellent information. I would love to be in your drawing and I will have to order your book!
        Melinda
        mbrazelton@hotmail.com

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      30. i have made cookie pops once before. Still learning to get it right.
        iamwomanman@hotmail.com
        Naomi Dice

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      31. Cool give away, I would love to win, also really like the tutorial on cookie pops, can't wait to try.

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      32. Awesome giveaway! I actually made a cake bunting and cupcake topper flags from your dough recipe. I lauered two thin layers around the cupcake stick and twine. Worked great!
        Congrats on the new book!

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      33. Wow! This is an awesome giveaway! Just dying to get going on all these projects!

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      34. I have been waiting for your book. I love anything on a stick! Would love to be a winner of this fabulous prize package!

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      35. I have made cookie pops, I always used melted chocolate to hold the stick in place. I didn't know you could but the sticks in the oven. Thank you for sharing that tip!

        I might give it a try this week =)

        deentodd@comcast.net

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      36. I can't wait for this!!! Love your blog!

        abbygrl27@yahoo.com

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      37. How incredibly exciting to see all the merchandising for your new book. I can just imagine how happy you are! If I won these gifts, I'd think of you every time I used them, which would be quite often:)

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      38. I cant' wait to see your book and my birthday is on the 9th of February so it's just in time for me to ask for a copy from hubby. Winning the prize pack would be awesome too :)
        alexandbob@hotmail.com

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      39. This inspires me to use those lollipop sticks I bought months ago thinking I would use them! I will now!

        I would also love to win this prize package!

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      40. I love your recipes & tips. I actually made cookie pops for my granddaughters bday party last month to look like lollipops & they were a huge hit. But flavor was the big thing & it was your recipe! So I have been recommending u!!

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      41. I LOVE your blog! You are such an inspiration! I would love to win your giveaway!!!

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      42. Wow what a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the tips on how to keep the cookies from spreading. I always wondered what people did to prevent the spreading.

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      43. Hope to win! PS- trying the cookie pops this Valentines Day
        Cavcando@yahoo.com

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      44. Wow, thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I can't wait for the book to come out.

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      45. I have made cookie pops before. I didn't us the thick dough as you did and I think that way be why I did not like them.

        Now when I make then I just attach the stick to the bag rather then the cookie.

        Nicole C Burris

        coco_ceboo(@)yahoo.com

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      46. I definitely plan on trying cookie pops. Just used your recipe a few weeks ago to make cookies and they turned out awesome.

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      47. Ohhhhh! how bad it is only opened to US addresses! :-( I hope I can buy the book when it comes out!

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      48. Your site is adorable! I love it! And all of your ideas. I wish I could come up with some of them myself! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing!

        And please enter me :)

        amyjoanfletcher@gmail.com

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      49. Cool giveaway. :) Love your ideas. :)
        Susie
        susies@twcny.rr.com

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      50. What a fun giveaway! My granddaughter and I bake quite a bit and she loves learning how to do it. She always wants to help in the kitchen and is constantly asking questions. This would be a great addition to our time together. Thank you for sharing! Dana

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      51. i would love this, i love to make cookies and your are so beautiful. i love looking at craftgossip as well! :)
        cocoa1sparkle@gmail.com

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      52. I stumbled upon your website & LOVE it!
        I use the Wilton cookie pop trays to make my cookie pops. They work well!

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      53. I can't wait to try out some cookie pops for my valentine's day tea!!

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      54. I have never made cookie pops but you make it look easy so I have to try it now!
        mommy.2kidsnc (at) yahoo (dot) com

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      55. They look like great looking cookies. Please enter me for the drawing.

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      56. Wonderful tips and a great giveaway! The tips about dough are great! Would be wonderful to win this giveaway! Thank you!!!

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      57. I've not made cookie or cake pops yet, but would love to someday!
        greygerbs at sbcglobal dot net

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      58. I am SPOILED and already have the sneek peak so I abstain (boo) from the giveaway BUT had to say, YAA to anyone who wins b/c it is so awesome! Thanks for the great info on cookie pops, this is great!

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      59. Wow, thank you for the cookie-pop tutorial (with excellent pics!)
        I've been making a lot of chocolate lollipops for kids school parties, and for party favors, but I've been wanting to branch out into these adorable cookie pops you keep showing. I was uncertain just how you do it - that is make them so they don't fall off the stick. Looking forward to trying some this weekend now - I already have all those lollipop sticks!

        A chance to win such an excellent goody pack is just bonus. Thank you!

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      60. I have made many cookies on a stick including larger cookies. To tell if the cookie is done, only one edge of one cookie needs to be light brown and they are all done. Just leave them on the cookie tray about 5 minutes.

        Please enter me in the contest!

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      61. Now I really want to make those pig cookies on a stick. =)

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      62. Looks like fun. I like cookie pops because kids can eat them without getting frosting all over everything! I always make the cookies two days before so the cookies can sit one night to dry and then another night for the frosting to dry.

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      63. Oh goodness how fun is this?

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      64. I really love and enjoy cookie pops.

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      65. When I made cookie pops, I roll them thick and handle them as little as possible. I arrange 3-4 cookies in a mug for gifts. Friends and family love them. Lorna lputm@hotmail.com

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      66. That's adorable! :) kat.corbet@gmail.com

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      67. Love all of your great ideas, pics and tutorials! Best tip, share some, hide more for yourself!

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      68. Absolutely love all your cookie pop ideas!

        I've discovered that using bamboo skewers instead of the cookie sticks works well if you are planning to make a cookie pop bouquet. The pointed ends make it easier to stick in the styrofoam without breaking the cookies!

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      69. I would love to try making them with the help of your sweet giveaway!

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      70. I love baking cookies, great giveaway!
        cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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      71. All your stuff looks so gorgeous. I cannot wait to get my book! Thank you for the inspiration!

        shanapatton78@gmail.com

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      72. I love you blog, thank for all the cute ideas.. love to win!!

        Mily
        milycano@hotmail.com

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      73. Thanks for the chance to win! I love your creations and am always inspired.

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      74. OH I can't wait for your cookbook to come out. Please enter me in your drawing!!

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      75. Sherry Baird, mssherry48@hotmail.com
        I have never made cookie pops but I have decided that I am going to give them a try.

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      76. A pink sugarlicious oven mitt would surely be a prized possession. :) So excited to see your book is finally done/out!

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      77. I would love to win your book and get baking!

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      78. My trick is to add a small amount of chocolate to area where the cookie ends and stick shows with a small piping bag to make sure the cookie doesn't slid down the stick as they can get heavy once frosted! Can't wait to read the new book!

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      79. What a great prize pack- I just found your blog and I think Im going to try making cookie pops this weekend! blepore2000@gmail.com

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      80. Super cute!!! I need it!!!!! Enter me please! Lace4572@yahoo.com ;)

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      81. Enter me please...i just started making cake pops...love them

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      82. I love your detailed tutorial of how to make cookie pops! I can't wait to try them now. I absolutely love your designs! I would LOVE to win!!!! THANK YOU!!

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      83. I would LOVE to win! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

        Ellie
        vanillabeancrafts@gmail.com

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      84. I've never made cookie pops (I JUST started making decorated cookies!) but if I win, I will do just that! I have a great cookie recipe that would be GREAT for cookie pops! I'd love to share it with you if you'd like it...just email me and I will get it to you! I haven't seen anything like it on the web...yet!
        Thanks, hope I win!
        Susan
        s.nienhuis@live.com

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      85. I use bamboo skewers in my cookie pops; that way the cookies are thinner .
        Love your blog!

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      86. Congrats on your book :) love the detailed tutorial you've posted. Would love to win this giveaway!

        *pandahugs*

        chefpandita@gmail.com

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      87. please enter me into the giveaway! these are great prizes!

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      88. I love your website. Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway.

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      89. hrmmm...I have to try to make cookie pops soon.

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      90. oh! pick me! pick me! lol cant wait for the book to be released. its two days after my birthday so it should be a late birthday gift!

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      91. Thanks for doing the give-away! Love your designs!
        Danielle S. tdsweet@sbcglobal.net

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      92. I haven't yet! I actually just saw something about them in the last few months, so this is an all new concept to me. I am thinking about some Valentine's Day cake pops, though!

        sarah_mae_ at hotmail dot com

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      93. WOW never have tried cookies on a stick. Will definitely have to give them a try. What cookie recipe works the best?

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      94. LOVE the cookie pops! I've been making them with my Martha Stewart letter cookie cutters & they come out adorable! Can't wait to try some for Valentine's day...:) -Kim

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      95. I love your blog! Ive never tried to make cookie pops but yours are so cute. Cant wait for your book to be released.

        I hope i win, such a great giveaway.
        Kaili_77@msn.com

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      96. I would love to win :) thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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      97. Hi there I love making cake and cookie pops they are so fun. My email is Jennabowers@hotmail.com really hope I win eveything in the prize pack is so cute.

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      98. I was hoping the book would be the prize, but I am definitely buying it anyways! And these prizes are pretty cool too! Thanks for sharing all the amazing recipes, techniques, ideas!
        krasimira.herzog@gmail.com

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      99. I've never tried cookie pops before, but with the aid of your tutorial I'm going to give it a try. I think they'll be a big hit with the grandkids.

        Please enter me in your drawing.

        pearsonina@yahoo.com

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      100. Thanks for this post! I have been reluctant to try cookie pops because I was worried I'd waste the sticks if I messed up. This seems pretty easy, though! And the book looks lovely.

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      101. Thank you for the giveaway. Thank you for the tip on how thick your cookies should be for a stick. I will have to try it out.

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      102. I would love to win these wonderful products and make new types of cookies and treats with them! Enter me please!

        khandra.henderson@gmail.com

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      103. The book looks amazing, but I would love to get the preview. Please add me! Catherinestevehopkins[at]msn.com

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      104. Wow...such a fun and useful prize package. Please enter me into the contest.

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      105. Such adorably cute pinkness!!! I wanna win your goodies and I cannot wait to see ze book!

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      106. absolutely fun and thank you very much for the chance to get your book and other gifts

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      107. Oh to have a sugarlicious apron and all that other stuff...it's so ME and I'm starting baking class in a week. I would be the envy of my class. Pick me, pick me! (in my best Shrek-donkey voice) michele@bakeskool.com Your things are awesome!

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      108. Oh this is an awesome giveaway!!!

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      109. Well guess I can't enter....
        But I will still post a comment...
        Great tutorial. I have tried the cake pops but not the cookie pops, High on my to try list!
        GREAT give away wish I could enter!
        Good luck to all!

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      110. I love your creative ideas and beautiful treats! Please enter me to win! Mahalo and Aloha!

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      111. Please enter me in the giveaway :)
        Elizabethb.cabrera@hotmail.com

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      112. I would love to win - I love your blog! Thanks for your consideration!

        maganda6@sbcglobal.net

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      113. Please enter me in your giveaway! I love to make baked goods and decorating them is so much fun! Would love to win this package and might just have to buy your book, too. :-) My email is: Ejv2times@yahoo.com

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      114. Cookie pops have always scared me but they are so cute I may have to give them a try!! I visit your blog regularly for inspiration and would love to win your great prizes!!

        solon313@yahoo.com

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      115. I would love to win this give away! You are a dear, thank you for sharing!
        Kim

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      116. Love the cookie pops. Now I don't feel so intimidated to try them. Thanks for chance to win.

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      117. Thanks for all the tips! Love the prizes and look forward to your book.

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      118. Great giveaway! Looking forward to the book ;)

        Elizabeth
        epola92@gmail.com

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      119. These are fantastic! Enter me please!

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      120. Yes, I've made cookie pops before. I find them much easier than Cake pops! :) Tip: Just be sure that when you insert the stick, that it doesn't come out the back of the cookie! Enjoy! :)

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      121. What a super cute giveaway!! and I LOVE the cookie pops. The newest rage! This must be shared. GREAT tutorial.

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      122. what a great giveaway!
        therannj@sbcglobal.net

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      123. I would love to win this! It all is so cute!

        Thekay-kery.blogspot.com

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      124. Gosh, I can hardly wait for the book to come out. Looking forward to making cookie pops for my grandbabies' birthdays in March and April. Hope there are some swim party related ideas!

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      125. Thanks for the cookie pop tutorial!

        emily.tjahjono+cookies@gmail.com

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      126. Yes yes YES! Please oh please pick me! :)

        theresa.c.shore@gmail.com

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      127. Soo creative! Never had cookies like this when I was a kid. Guess that's what they mean by 'thinking outside the box'. Can't wait to give it a try for myself.

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      128. I would love this prize pack! Love cookie pops, such a great departure from the normal cookie.

        cheryl.montero at hotmail.com

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      129. I would love to win one of these prize packs! Enter me please!
        Amberharp768@gmail.com

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      130. I actually use wooden stcks, similar to popsicle sticks. They are more narrow and I don't have to worry about "spinning" on the lollipop sticks. Hope to win a prize pack! I see baking in the near future!

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      131. Love your blog ... can't wait for the book!

        Christine
        bakery@whimsicalbakery.ca

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      132. I'd love to win these! I am excited for your new book, Meaghan! You make beautiful cookies! I have made cookie pops before - and my dough wasn't as stiff as yours looks, so I pressed the stick onto one cookie (the stick sank in a bit) and then put another identical (but much thinner) cookie on top of that, making a stick sandwich.

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      133. I would have loved to be entered into this competition - I would have been happy to pay postage.
        Good luck everyone :)

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      134. I love your cake pop cookies. So cool! And I would love to win!

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      135. I love your blog. Your cookies look soooo good :) I would love to win this

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      136. I made cookie pops once and definitely need more practice! Thanks for the tutorial!
        jojanna3@hotmail.com

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      137. What a cute prize. Keeping my fingers crossed!
        miaarts1@aol.com

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      138. So fun! I'm lovin' the hot pink, and you know I LOVE cookie pops too! :) Woo Hoo~Go YOU!!!

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      139. I would love to win these prizes! :) Thank you for the cookie pop tutorial as well. I've always wanted to try it.

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      140. would love to win! your blog is so inspirational. love it! :)

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      141. I would love this :) I can't do anything right in the kitchen it seems, but I am just learning :) Baking is a lot of fun too :) Please enter me :)

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      142. Great giveaway and great blog!!

        Karyn
        thecakeartists@aol.com

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      143. I'm not very talented in the kitchen but would LOVE to try making cookie pops. Your book looks like a lot of fun and would be great to learn from. Thanks for the great giveaway!

        margie204@gmail.com

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      144. i did some decorated round pops last year for my daughters class- they were ahit, but they were hard to do- I think I had te wrong dough recipe!Can't wait to check out this book!

        thanks for the giveaways!

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      145. Great giveaway. Would love to win. Cookie pops look yummy!!!!!!

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      146. What a wonderful post - love your cute treats and would love to win this giveaway. My fingers are crossed!! I know - just like a little kid.

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      147. I just found your blog!!! OH MY how AWESOME!! Please enter me in your giveaway! I can't wait to get my hands on your book! It looks GREAT!
        Thank You for the chance!
        kathy88@metrocast.net

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      148. I love your ideas and the helpful information. One thing I never get tired of - BAKING & DECORATING. The book looks awesome! I'd love to win all the cool stuff!

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      149. Just found your web site and what a great idea to make cookies on a stick. Sorry, I haven't tried it yet so I don;t have any tips but I'm thinking this might be my Valentine giveaway to my co-workers. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      150. I've always wanted to make cookie pops. This just might be my lucky chance! The book looks fabulous!

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      151. I have never made cooike pops before but want to after your post! I would love to win this giveaway, I can't wait for your book to come out!

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      152. My daughter LOVES Cookie pops! she's holding one in her New Year's picture! Can't wait to see the book! I'll save ya the shipping and drive into DC to pick it up!

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      153. I have started making cake pops but I have never made cookie pops. After reading this post I definitely want to!

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      154. I am holding a kids Valentine Cookie Class next week and I am making cookies on sticks. Your blog always gives me such great inspiration! Sweet Thanks :)

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      155. Please enter me!
        I've made cookie pops, but have never stuck the sticks in the cookie, I have always pressed the stick down into the dough and then baked. I will try your method for Valentine's Day! Love love love your creativity when it comes to cookie decorating!

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      156. I love to look at your beautiful cookies! My daughter loves to bake cupcakes and is starting to venture out into cookies. I plan on getting the book for her and shipping it to her dorm. It will be a great gift! I can't wait to have fun with her making cookies during her spring break in March.
        The goodies in the giveaway would be a fun suprise : )

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      157. Fun! I would love to try making cookie pops for my daughter's birthday. Congrats on the pub of your book!

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      158. Such cute ideas, can't wait to try them out!


        cmedgar@vzw.blackberry.net

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      159. Cookie pops are the best! My hint is to get 1/4" and 1/2" wood trim and cut two pieces about 20" long and lay them on either side of the dough when rolling it out. It really helps keep the dough even and your cookies flatter!
        Your book looks delightful! Am looking forward to it! Thanks for sharing!
        camp5@att.net

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      160. I'm amazed by your creativity. So many great ideas - can't wait to read the book!

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      161. CONGRATULATIONS!! Hope I win :)

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      162. Awesome cookie pops! I want to make some for Valentine's Day!

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      163. What a fun giveaway! Please enter me! xoxo EllenGee@optonline.net

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      164. I love cookie pops! I made star princess wands for a birthday party and they were a huge hit. Love your site!!

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      165. Haven't made any kind of pops but would love to make some cookie pops they look so cute. Thanks for the chance to win!

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      166. Wow what a great prize pack! I would love to win it, please enter me into the drawing. Thanks.

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      167. I've never tried cookie pops, sometimes I don't have success trying to keep candy and cake pops on sticks. I tend to err on the side of under-baking so I'm sure my cookie sticks would pop through the soft dough :(

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      168. Claudia WarringtonJanuary 19, 2012 at 3:43 PM

        Your blog is very inspiring and fun to read. I hope I can win!

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      169. I would love to win! :) I love your cookie pops!

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      170. I'm definitely going to have to try making cookie pops. Maybe some heart shaped ones for Valentine's Day. Your book looks awesome.

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      171. Enter me please! I am new to your blog.. my friend made some cookie pops and I have been obsessed with figuring out how to do it!! tomorrow will be my first attempt

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      172. I would love to win this. I bake cookies all the time and cookie pops are such I great idea and I think the little kids that I do cookies for would love them.

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      173. That prize pack is so adorable I'd be willing to pay for it!

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      174. I just found you and cant wait to start on some of these treats!! Thank you for having such a cool page!! Please enter me too!

        RLWoodling@Hotmail.com

        Renee

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      175. Your book looks wonderful! Cannot wait until it comes out. My cookie pops secret......parchment paper and using a slightly lower temp than the recipe says. My oven runs really hot!

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      176. Great giveaway, congrats on your new book. Thank you

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      177. My goodness, what yummy treats you are sharing on your blog. Thanks for those and the opportunity to win.

        kui900@msn.com

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      178. Congrats on your upcoming book, how exciting!! I am new to cookie baking/decorating this weekend will be my second time so I don't have any tips but I will say that it is so addicting I want to purchase every cookie cutter I see!! I would love to be entered into your giveaway Thank You so much!

        email: jmoorecoupons (at ) aol ( dot )com

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      179. Looks lovely! Can't wait to read the book!

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      180. I have never made cookie pops, but I always come to your site for inspiration. Maybe one day I will make some. Thanks for the chance to win.

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      181. I have never tried making cookie pops, but seeing all of things you have created, I might just try it because it looks fun.

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      182. I would use those every weekend.

        amandahoonakker@yahoo.com

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      183. I love your site and cannot wait for the book to become available. I've found so much inspiration by browsing your ideas...and because of that I've become a better decorator and have had a ton of fun doing it!

        tweeter_bug98@hotmail.com

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      184. Thanks for having the giveaway! I loved the tips on the cookies on sticks, I think I'm going to try a few!

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      185. I've never made cookiepops, but after seeing all of yours I want to! so cute!

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      186. Ooh, enter me, please! The cookie pops look so cute. I think I'll make them today--we have a snow day. :)

        fluttergirl95@gmail.com

        Steph

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      187. What a great give away! Enter me please.

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      188. I would so love to win this!! Thanks for the giveaway, also thanks for your detailed receipe and instructions.
        ncjeepster@aol.com

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